Programs are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month January through May and September through November at the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Doors open at 6:15 PM and a brief business meeting begins at 6:45 PM. The featured program begins about 7:00PM.
In June we have our annual picnic and tailgate sale, in July and August we are busy with the Nevada County Fair, and in December we hold an annual holiday pot luck gathering.
♦Upcoming FFG Programs
Annual Holiday Party!
Guild Member will gather at the Community Room of the Library on December 11, 2019 at 5:30 for a pot luck dinner, bingo with prizes, and the opportunity to make Moravian Stars. Bring a dish to share (and a card listing ingredients), your own table service, and a gift for foster children. Details are listed in the most recent newsletter.
Presentation for Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Ingrid Knox will discuss her Adventures in Weaving
Ingrid Knox, Guild Member and Membership Chair, will talk about her experiences as a weaver including some of the more unusual projects she’s undertaken. She will also describe her approach to designing and weaving towels and how she brings color into her weaving.
Ingrid has been weaving for over thirty years. She enjoys weaving useful items from natural fibers that don’t require any sewing when finished.
Presentation for Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Keith Smith will discuss The World of Batik
Because our November 26, 2019 – Chinese Dragon Boats, Jane Milner was canceled due to weather, Jane will show us how to make the Dragon Boats later in the year.
♦Upcoming Regional Events
February 8-9, 2020 Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Open House
Shepard Art and Garden Center, Sacramento. More information can be found here
April 3-5, 2020 CNCH
Finding the Artist Within at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. More information here
2019 KVMR Celtic Festival and the FFG Sheep to Shawl
FFG at Farm Day 2019
2019 County Fair
Congratulations Betsy Abrams – Winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award!
June 2019 Annual Picnic and Tailgate Sale
October 22, 2019 – Plants, Color, Place: Using Local Natural Dyes, Helen Krayenhoff
Tuesday September 24, 2019 The Accidental Costumer – Jill Kelly
Jill discussed her career as “The Accidental Costumer.” Jill is the daughter of one of the FFG founding members, Dee Jones. Learn more about Jill, her presentation, and see more photos here.
Tuesday May 28, 2019 Rags in the 21st Century – Sharlet Elms
Sharlet discussed the use of rags through history, particularly in the use of creating home goods such as rugs.
Sharlet has over 20 years of weaving experience as an avocation; she is a Microbiologist by profession in the field of Public Health. Currently she is an instructor for the Public Health Microbiology California state training program, a weaving workshop instructor and a fair judge.